Where $398 million is being spent to make NSW roads safer

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The Australian and New South Wales Governments say their accelerated $398 million investment in road safety improvements through the Safer Roads Program this year is already starting to make a big difference in regional communities.

They report that works are well under way across the state and many more projects – listed in the detailed table below – will kick off soon.

“We know the impacts of road crashes are devastating and that’s why we are focused on doing everything possible to move towards zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads,” said Michael McCormack, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.

“Our funding injection for the NSW Safer Roads Program is about getting boots on the ground and shovels in the dirt to ensure this critical program of works is delivered as quickly as possible, saving lives and livelihoods.

“Fifty-nine additional Safety Road Program projects are being accelerated, which we expect will prevent around 590 serious injuries or fatalities.”

He added that the Safer Roads Program will also create around 950 direct and indirect jobs over the life of the projects.

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the Safer Roads Program was another demonstration of the NSW Government funding vital road safety infrastructure for regional and rural communities.

“Projects like these can mean the difference between someone getting home or not – and collectively make NSW roads safer for all of us,” Mr Toole said.

“We know this is particularly vital on our regional and rural roads, with high-level trauma on country roads accounting for two-thirds of all road deaths in the state.

The NSW Government is spending $822 million through the Safer Roads program over five years, with $258 million allocated in 2020 to accelerate program delivery, along with an additional $140 from the federal government.

Here is where that initial $398 million is going in NSW.

Road name Total Capital Cost Project Description LGA
Waterfall Way $12,100,000 MR76 – Waterfall Way RSR (Dorrigo to Armidale) Armidale Regional
MR84 – Burley Griffin Way $10,000,000 MR84 – Burley Griffin Way Route Safety Review Hilltops
Newell Highway $6,500,000 Newell Highway – Western Region ATLM Moree Plains
MR85 Batlow Road $5,500,000 MR85 – Batlow Road – Route Safety Review Snowy Valleys
MR80 – Irrigation Way $5,000,000 MR80 – Irrigation Way Mass Action Narrandera
The Lakes Way $3,989,434 Roundabout Mid-Coast
George Bass Drive $3,800,000 George Bass Drive realignment Lilli Pilli Bends – within Batemans Bay Township Eurobodalla
Currarong Rd $3,600,000 Widened centre line, shoulder widening and profile line marking CH 7.5 – 11.7km Shoalhaven
Appin Rd $3,555,660 Appin Rd and Brian Rd, Appin – Roundabout, speed reduction, safety barrier Wollondilly
Newell Highway $3,465,000 Newell Highway – South West Region ATLM Berrigan
Eridge Park Road $3,448,990 Design and Construction of remedial treatments to address crashes on a 3.0km length of semi-rural road – Eridge Park Rd between Moss Vale Rd (MR260) and Kangaloon Rd (MR261) Wingecarribee
Kings Hwy $2,924,000 Kings Highway, Mulloon – CHR, wide centre line, SO kerb Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional
Mid Western Highway $2,800,000 HW6 Bathampton Widening and Safety Barrier, between 2.2 and 13km west of Evan Plains Road Bathurst Regional
Old Dubbo Road $2,368,000 Old Dubbo Road – 11km shoulder widening and delineation improvements Dubbo Regional
Armidale Road $2,060,000 Two Sites of Armidale Road (MR74) to continue improvement on safety from a reactive (crash history) and proactive (route based) approach. Improvements include widening formation, superelevation correction and hori/vert alignment. Clarence Valley
Pacific Highway $1,964,000 Pacific Highway / Fords Rd to Old Bar off ramp, Kiwarrak. High friction pavement (096) for full segment. Potentially 2.0km of barrier (083) on shoulder. Removal of legacy barrier and kerbing. Mid-Coast
M1 Pacific Motorway $1,877,000 Install wire rope, Install EZY guard barrier, M1 Pacific Motorway from Black Hill Road to John Renshaw Drive. Cessnock
Wyrallah Rd $1,812,914 Delineation, shoulder widening, vertical alignment improvements and superelevation correction, Wyrallah Rd Lismore
Monaro Highway $1,731,000 Monaro Hwy and Baron St, Cooma – Roundabout, kerb blisters, line marking and speed reduction Snowy Monaro Regional
Mid Western Highway $1,700,000 Mid Western Highway, 4.5km – 6.5km south of Blayney. Provide wide centreline treatment, widen shoulders, clearzone works. Blayney
Clarence Way $1,447,000 Provide initial seal on two gravel sections of Clarence Way (MR150) including improvements to formation width, horizontal and vertical alignment. Clarence Valley
Armidale Road $1,325,000 Improvements to pavement width, strength and superelevation on a section 1.8km of Armidale Road (MR74) at Nymboida Clarence Valley
Gwydir Highway $1,306,160 HW12 Seg 7330 Elsmore Rd and Seg 7320 Glen Court Inverell
Castlereagh Highway $1,300,000 Castlereagh Highway Capertee/Round Swamp – 5-6km north of Capertee – wide centreline treatment, widened shoulders, clearzone works and flexible barrier on roadside Lithgow
Mary Gilmore Way $1,286,117 Mary Gilmore Way Treatment Coolamon
Gwydir Highway $1,218,440 HW12 Seg 1320 – Jackadgery Creek Clarence Valley
Wooli Road $1,210,000 Pavement widening and curve realignment of a 2.0km section of Wooli Road (MR7738) in between Skinners Road to Candole Road Clarence Valley
Gwydir Highway $1,189,320 HW12 Seg 1010-1020 South Grafton-Waterview Clarence Valley
Galena Steet $1,130,000 Intersection of Galena Street, Mercury Street and Talc Street – Option 1, install 1-lane rouandabout. Option 2, Kerb extensions, raised islands and intersection signage Broken Hill
Bushman Street $1,122,000 Bushman St and Dalton St intersection – install single lane roundabout Parkes
New England Highway $1,080,000 HW09 – New England Highway (S2222, S2225, S2230) Glen Innes Severn
Princes Highway $996,000 Princes Highway and Wason Street, Milton – Traffic Signals Shoalhaven
Blue Knob Road $980,047 Blue Knob Road – Mass Action Treatments at Multiple Sites Lismore
Dalton road $977,519 Treatments for Off path, on curve crashes (RUM 85) for this segment of Dalton Road, Dalton (MR 241) Upper Lachlan
Gwydir Highway $949,650 HW12 Gwydir Highway – Seg 5260-5270 Waterloo Rd and Wellingrove Ck Glen Innes Severn
Gwydir Highway $855,240 HW12 Gwydir Highway – Seg 1410 – 105km to GI Clarence Valley
Fossickers Way $800,000 MR63 Seg 2660 – Sulcor Rd Tamworth Regional
Mt Lindesay Rd $788,000 Program Mount Lindesay Road Bookookarara Sealing of Unsealed Road Surface to increase skid resistance and improve road alignment delineation Tenterfield
Tregeagle Road $746,313 Tregeagle Road – Intersection Upgrade at Rous Road Lismore
Princes Highway $593,106 Princes Highway, Bodalla – Kerb Blisters Bega Valley
Remembrance Driveway $540,000 Pedestrian Facilities – Remembrance Driveway, Tahmoor Wollondilly
Skinners Shoot Road $510,000 Skinners Shoot Rd 100 Seg 476.1 CH 1000-1500 – Seg – Curve Improvement – Design & Construction Byron
Gwydir Highway $446,500 Hw12 seg 8265 The Garden Gwydir
Cunninyeuk Road $436,250 Widen shoulder on curves up to 2.5m, improve superelevation and install guard rail Murray River
Larmer Avenue $430,000 Install roundabout Shoalhaven
The Wool Road $400,000 Install painted Channalised Right (CHR) turn lane Shoalhaven
Elizabeth Drive $400,000 Install roundabout Shoalhaven
Tallwood Avenue $330,000 Install roundabout Shoalhaven
Clarence Way $302,495 Malabugilmah Aboriginal Community Clarence Valley
Nelson Bay Road $262,000 Nelson Bay Rd at Lily Hill Rd – painted CHR (include protection of, or relocation of service pole opposite intersection and tree removal). Port Stephens
Princes Highway $238,000 Upgrade of existing Pedestrian Refuges on the Princes Highway, Narooma – Eurobodalla
Gardiner Road $230,000 ORANGE – Intersection of Gardiner & Cecil Road – Install raised platform Orange
Argyle Street $210,280 Moss Vale Road, Moss Vale – Install Kerb Blisters at existing Pedestrian Refuge Wingecarribee
Gowings Hill Road $174,948 Burnt Bridge Aboriginal Communities Kempsey
Princes Highway $166,600 Princes Highway, Cobargo – Kerb Blisters Bega Valley
Princes Highway $139,000 Princes Highway, 100m South of Wharf Street, Narooma – Kerb Blisters Eurobodalla
Clarence Way $135,025 Baryulgil Aboriginal Community Clarence Valley
Kosciuszko Road $104,390 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne – Pedestrian Refuge Snowy Monaro Regional
Fern Street $39,210 Pedestrian Refuge Fern Street Gerringong In front of Post Office and extend 40km/h speed zone Kiama

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